1781: Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers under the leadership of Governor Felipe de Neve.
1886: A group of Apache Indians led by Geronimo surrendered to Gen. Nelson Miles at Skeleton Canyon in Arizona.
1888: George Eastman received a patent for his roll-film box camera, and registered his trademark: "Kodak."
1917: The American Expeditionary Forces in France suffered their first fatalities during World War I when a German plane attacked a British-run base hospital.
1951: President Harry S. Truman addressed the nation from the Japanese peace treaty conference in San Francisco in the first live, coast-to-coast television broadcast.
1957: Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus used National Guardsmen to prevent nine black students from entering all-white Central High School in Little Rock.
1972: U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz won a seventh gold medal at the Munich Olympics in the 400-meter medley relay.
1998: Internet services company Google filed for incorporation in California.
Five years ago: Jerry Lewis was conspicuously absent from the Muscular Dystrophy Association's 46th annual Labor Day weekend telethon, having hosted the previous 45 broadcasts.